GREENSBORO, N.C.– Calyn Davis’ career-high 22 points helped 25th nationally ranked Guilford women’s basketball extend its win streak to six with a 60-47 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) victory over Roanoke College Wednesday night in Ragan-Brown Field House. The sophomore guard connected on six of 11 three-point attempts, with five of those in the second half alone, to spark a late Guilford (6-0, 3-0 ODAC) rally.
The first half was a back and forth affair with both teams fighting for the advantage. Roanoke (4-2, 2-1 ODAC) led by as many as three points twice in the first quarter but the Quakers were able to tie it up at 11-11 by the end of the frame.
Roanoke opened the scoring in the second quarter with a quick three to gain the lead and held on to take the slight 22-19 advantage at the half.
The Maroons went on an 11-0 run in the first two minutes of the third quarter to make the score 33-19. Guilford continued to battle and was able to cut the deficit to six points (38-32) heading into the final quarter of the contest.
Miracle Walters sparked the late rally with several driving layups including one at the 6:27 mark which tied the game at 41-41. Roanoke’s Kristina Harrel converted two free throws to regain the lead but Davis then drained a three to give Guilford the 44-43 edge with just under five minutes remaining.
The Quakers never looked back throughout the remainder of the game and went on an 11-0 run of their own in the final minute and a half of the contest to secure the win. Six of those 11 points came at the charity stripe for Guilford.
Throughout the game, the Quakers took full advantage of their opportunities at the free-throw line as the team was 22-26 collectively.
Davis finished the night with four rebounds and two steals to go with her team-leading point total. Walters chipped in 18 points (5-10 FG, 8-9 FT), eight rebounds, one steal, and one block. Also in double-digit scoring was Carisma Lynn with 11 points in addition to a team-high three steals and three assists.
Renee Alquiza led the way for the Maroons with 12 points and eight rebounds. Kristina Harrel contributed 10 points, while Molly Hassell and Rose Sande were close behind with eight points each.
Coach Stephanie Flamini’s Quakers travel to Bridgewater College for a 2 p.m. ODAC contest on Saturday.
Courtesy of Nicolle Holcomb
Assistant Sports Information Director Guilford College